A park honouring the men and women who have served Canada in war, military conflict, and in peace officially broke ground last Friday morning in Beaconsfield.
Heroes Park, which presently sits adjacent to Centennial Park, will open on Oct. 15, the eve of the centenary anniversary of World War I, officials announced.
According to Major Richard Gratton, the chair of the Heroes Committee, over $230,000 was raised during the year to finance a project that will feature the Community War Memorial Cenotaph.
The Beaconsfield resident said the cenotaph will honour all men and women who have served Canada, including police, firefighters, and first responders.
A brick path coming from the Beaconsfield Boulevard entrance will lead directly to the cenotaph. A portion of the path will be laden with recycled brick from the removal of the unistone pedestrian crossings in Beaurepaire Village set for next week; the other, new and customizable.
Members of the military or Beaconsfield community may purchase a brick for $150 and have it inscribed with their own name, or that of a loved one, or an organization.
For more information, visit www.heroespark.org